Urbana UMC Invites Everyone to Christmas Eve on Main Street Including Live Nativity, Caroling and Services
The celebration will begin from 6 to 7 p.m., with a live Nativity in front of the church, at 238 N. Main St., Urbana. All are invited to carol on the church steps and enjoy hot drinks, while viewing the live Nativity, which will include a cow, donkey, alpaca, camel, sheep and goats.
At 7 p.m. the celebration will move into the church for a family Christmas Eve service. The service will feature a Christmas kids’ choir and an interactive message for families.
At 11 p.m., the celebration will conclude with the traditional Christmas Eve candlelight and carols service.
Everyone is welcome, but if you can’t attend in person, the services will be livestreamed on Urbana UMC’s Facebook page and YouTube channel or from the church website, urbanaumc.com.
Offering collected at the Christmas Eve services will support three initiatives:
Tonight, they will be showing the modern Christmas classic, The Polar Express. Tickets are only $4.00 which makes it a great family outing. Come get you golden ticket and make new holiday memories.
NEWS FLASH!!: Yes, they have Gift Boxes! Stop by their retail store to select from our ready-to-go gift boxes - or, you can order online. They can also help you create your own gift boxes in their store.
Curbside pickup is available - simply call Freshwater Farms at 937-652-3701.
To date, their best selling gift boxes are the Freshwater Farms “Dinners for One”, “Dinners for Two”, “Our Smoked Trout Assortment”, “Tools for the Grill Master”, and “The Complete Champaign Breakfast” as well as the“Best of Both Worlds Charcuterie Board”. We also have “Happiness is a Good Dog” that includes Smoked Trout Treats and Tennis Balls - great for that special canine friend who deserves the very best. They can make it so they can sniff out their own package.
Do you like riddles? With the days getting shorter and the temperature dropping, it’s hard to find things to do. Grab your fellow sleuths and head over to Decode Zone, Urbana’s first escape room adventure. They are open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-9:45pm. You can find details at https://www.decodezonegames.com/
And let us know your answer to our riddle in the comments.
They have a variety of wines to choose from. These would make great gifts for someone else, your maybe treat yourself. Check them out!
Submitted by Champaign Economic Partnership
It’s finally Friday and if you looking for something fun to do this weekend, head to Mechanicsburg. Beginning with a pancake breakfast, the village has an entire day full of exciting, Christmas activities for all ages. From crafts and carriage rides, to music and food, get your holiday fill right here in Champaign County. For a full schedule of events, click here.
Meet & Greet with St. Nicholas
10:30 am - 1 pm Episcopal Church of our Savior
11 am - 2 pm
Traveling between Village Hall & Hertiage
Meet & Greet with Buddy the Elf
11 am Mechanicsburg Public Library
Meet & Greet with Elsa & Anna
12 pm - 2 pm Mechanicsburg Public Library
Champaign County Youth Choir
1 pm - 1:30 pm Episcopal Church of our Savior
2 pm, line up at 1:30pm at Heritage
Photos with Santa
1pm- 1858 Meeting House
Basket Raffles/ Wreath Winners Annouced
3pm - Fire House
Reindeer Fun Run
4:30 pm- Unity Park
A short relay for all ages
Pre-sale tickets are $30.00 and can be purchased online on The Gloria Theatre's website or at The Gloria on weekends. VIP tickets are $125 and available for purchase here.
The family-friendly event begins early with afternoon shopping, dining, and children's activities, culminating with the tree lighting ceremony and parade. Attendance & parking is FREE.
There will be street carolers throughout the day and holiday hostesses helping you with your shopping experience.
Celebrate the season with holiday activities for the whole family and welcome Santa to Historic Downtown Urbana, Ohio.
The horses and their owners will be parking in a lot off Patrick Avenue and will begin lining up on Patrick Avenue at 6:00 p.m. Traffic will be stopped and re-routed. The parade will turn West onto Scioto Street and continue to downtown Urbana and around the Monument and back, all side streets to/from Scioto Street will be blocked. There will be no through traffic in the Square beginning at 6:00 p.m. until the last parade participant has cleared downtown. All traffic will be blocked and re-routed. Please keep in mind that the parade begins and ends at the same location, so it is very important not to attempt to drive on Scioto Street until the last participant has turned back onto Patrick Avenue as horses can be easily spooked by vehicles.
For more information and/or to become involved: Email us at MSDurbana@gmail.com or connect with us on Facebook.
Thank you for working with us on this event and enjoy the 2022 Holiday Festivities
Monument Square District Board and Horse Parade Committee
Today, Piatt Castle Mack-A-Cheek is still a museum open to the public. In 2019, the Mack-O-Chee castle was purchased and is currently undergoing renovations. On November 1st, 2022, Piatt Castle is hosting The Family Haunt, and event including stories from family poet Sara M.B. Piatt and more. If you are interested check out their website at https://piattcastle.org/events